Information pertaining to the use of security cameras in mental health inpatient facilities.

Miss Black made this Official Information request to West Coast District Health Board

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From: Miss Black

Dear West Coast District Health Board,

I am currently researching best practice in regards to security at adult mental health inpatient units across the country. Particularly looking at the use of security cameras within mental health inpatient units.
To assist with this I would like to request:

1.
Does the “Manaakitanga” mental health inpatient unit currently have security cameras operating with the hospital area?

I am define hospital area as including: the reception area, main patient leisure areas, occupational therapy spaces, seclusion rooms, intensive care or high dependency areas.
This excludes any cameras operating outside of the inpatient unit treatment areas such as car parks, public hospital grounds.

2.
If the inpatient unit does have cameras operating may you please provide the following information:
2.a) When were the cameras installed?
2.b) Where are the cameras are located?
2.c) How many cameras are operating?
2.d) “Seclusion, Restraint, and Assault” reporting data for one year prior to the installation of any security cameras.
2.e) “Seclusion, Restraint, and Assault” reporting data for one year after the installation of any security cameras.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in providing the above information.

Karyn Black

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From: Miss Black

Dear West Coast District Health Board,

Please respond to my initial request. I was meant to receive a reply no later than 31 June 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Black

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From: Miss Black

Dear West Coast District Health Board,

Please ignore previous email.
Request information is listed under Canterbury DHB

Yours faithfully,

Miss Black

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